Midday Palate Cleanser

“My name is… Dracula. Quit laughing, hoomin!”

(It is the bumblebee bat, and it is quite endangered. It may be the smallest mammal in the world.)

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5 Responses to Midday Palate Cleanser

  1. julesmomcat says:

    Grandma always said, “You’re never too old to learn something new.” I had never before heard of this creature, so I went to Wikipedia for more info. Thanks for opening the door, TG.!

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  2. Ten Bears says:

    Boiled right down to ones and zeros, balls on a brass monkey, bats are as much a canary in the coalmine as bees. No one seems to know what’s going on with the white-nose fungus affecting most N American bats, but generally the problem is insecticides: 1) killing the bugs they need to eat (mosquitoes) and 2) it kills them too. Donna wants a couple bat-boxes put up but … I’ve designed some, have the materials, and they’re readily enough purchased on the Internet, I just don’t want to bring them here to die. They’re best chance of surviving is way off in the woods somewhere.

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  3. tengrain says:

    Bats are pretty amazing critters.

    There was an exhibit at a zoo (I want to say the Portland Zoo) I went to a few years ago, and you could see inside a bat cave (da-da-da-da!) as they were hanging on the ceiling and weirdly playing. Hugely social animals, and it cured me of my unfounded fear of them.

    Rgds,

    TG

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  4. annieasksyou says:

    It’s adorable, and yet another example of our dangerous shortsightedness to our flora/fauna/environment.

    I have written about apopo rats, which are trained in war-torn countries to sniff out buried land mines, thereby saving lives and limbs. Kinda changed the way I view these hero rodents.

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  5. MDavis says:

    Not much comment from me. This little guy is too cute to disrupt the post with a shrewish comment.

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